i bought these about a year ago. the colors were wacky, but i felt sure that with some work, i could find a way to wear them. they come in black, but i decided i had too many black shoes, and wanted some shoes with color.
i finally did find an outfit they looked good with, but it wasn’t until october. what i didn’t realize all summer is that these are fall and winter shoes– they are just too heavy and dark to work with summer clothes!
i was actually still somewhat entrenched in daily boy-wear at the time i got these, but a transformation occured rapidly after that– my weight loss reached a point where i needed to start shopping for clothes, which quickly became a frequent occupation. suddenly, i could fit into clothes i actually wanted to wear– and some of those fluevogs that had seemed hopelessly out of place in my wardrobe became quite useful.
these have a rounded toe, which is not popular right now, but i think it’s adorable, and makes one’s feet look small and cute. they’re also very stable, but will hurt my feet if i stand up in them for very long.
in fact, i liked this style so much that i bought another pair of fluevogs in the fall of 2003 that are in the same family. we’ll get to those next…